James A. Cosby

Jim is an attorney and an author and lives in Philadelphia. Jim's first book, DEVIL'S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL (McFarland, 2016) (Kirkus: "illuminating and intriguing"; Minnesota Public Radio Rock Book Club Selection), is on sale everywhere, as well as featured at legendary Sun Studio (one of five such books), The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Delta Blues Museum. Jim has also published legal scholarship on children's rights and the Constitution, as well as writing on music-related topics as a regular contributor to PopMatters since 2013, and elsewhere. Jim's follow-up book (working title): A New History: Rock Music, Authority, and Western Culture, 1964-1980, will be published sometime around the end of the year with McFarland Books.